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Old Content Removal Alert :
I removed some of the older pages that really weren't doing anything like the linux page and the modestolan/gauntlet websites. They werent serving any real purpose other than showing that I am old and can make bad webpages. Work is going well and I'm playing EVE again where I have been able to do some things I hadn't been able to do before like going into wormholes and gas mining and other lovely stuff like that.
New Stuff :
Been a few months...I was planning on adding some news before March but never quite got around to it. At C3 I was promoted to Application Developer in January and in March I quit and went to work for St. Lukes Hospital here in Twin Falls. The dev job was pretty nice as I was able to learn some new stuff like SSRS and SSIS along with a little more C# and jQuery. Not enough to make me a 'real' developer, but more than the average IT guy would probably know. I interviewed for the hospital job in early January iirc and didnt hear anythin back at all until I was offered the job in late February, so for a time I didn't think I had gotten the job at all. The job is Desktop Technician II. So far it's very nice. Obviously the hospital is much bigger than C3 so I'm still getting turned around in there where the hallways all look the same, but that will come with time, along with learning the 8 million apps there are. The family has been sick the last few days but nothing some cookies won't fix!
Year New Happy :
2013...yay. It's actually only 9:55pm, but because of my powers over time, I'm going to call it 12:00 (that way I can go to bed now and still say I was awake when 12 rolled around). Not that anybody cares anyway, It's just another year where I'm slowly stretching that other foot into the grave (one is already in there). For no particular reason I was reading about the Mayan numbering system. It's pretty nifty for a bunch of dead guys who can't make a decent prediction. Wiki it, you will get all you can handle of bars and dots.
Out of order :
I wrote this after my 2013 post which just shows my awesome power over time. I know. I am amazing. I'm listening to Galactic Cowboys after having finished watching the last episodes of Firefly. We can always hope for something. This has been my random gibberish post for this year.
Mayans who? :
Well, the world didnt end last week...too bad. Or this week either (I gave them an extra week just in case). I guess since they couldn't foresee their own civilizations destruction, there's no reason why they should have seen the whole planets destruction. I'm going along with the alternate theory that a bunch of old mayan geezers spent most of their lives making a calendar that they knew no other Mayan would be around to see or care about and so they just got tired of writing it out and either died of boredom or that was as far as they got before they staged a strike and got their hearts ripped out (yeah I watched Apocalypto). At any rate it's a shame. I'm not ok with the entire world just ending, but a polar shift or zombie apocalypse would have been good enough. California and the East Coast falling into the ocean would have been ok also. Well, maybe someday I'll still get the chance to shoot zombies or see a comet hit the planet and cause mass destruction. Until then it's business as usual.
TOR Imp Lines :
TOR has some really funny dialog at times (not so much on the republic side, but the imperials have some good ones). I wrote some of them down for your viewing pleasure:
"A senseless slaughter of civilians and I wasnt invited"?
"I love assasinating assasins, they always look so suprised".
"Theres nothing like gassing rebels who run out to the waiting blasters of our troops. Perhaps sunrises, but you have to wake up too early for those".
"The screams, the fires...beautiful stuff".
"...you do that, I need to clean terrorist bits off me".
"I could use some shut-eye before slaughtering your friends".
"I like killing cultists, it makes me feel like I'm tidying up the galaxy".
"Nothing like a party to unwind after a slaughter".
The gunslinger I first played had some funny lines but unfortunately I never wrote them down. The one I do remember from my shadow's companion was something to the effect of, "Look at those clothes, it's like all of the fashion designers in the galaxy went to the dark side".
Important words to live by..it may save your life today...
PREPARING THE TURKEY: Proper turkey preparation is critical. according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more Americans die every year from eating improperly cooked turkey than were killed in the entire Peloponnesian War. This is because turkey can contain salmonella, which are tiny bacteria that, if they get in your bloodstream, develop into full-grown salmon, which could come leaping out of your mouth during an important business presentation.
This does NOT mean you can't serve turkey this Thanksgiving! It just means that you, personally, should not eat it.
Step one in preparing the turkey is to let it thaw (allow six to eight years). Step two is to reach your hand inside the slimy, dark chest cavity of the turkey and remove the giblets. Be careful, because you are intruding upon the territory of the deadly North American giblet snake, which can grow, coiled inside an innocent-looking 12-pound turkey, to a length of 55 feet. In one of the most horrifying moments in cooking history, one of these monsters attacked Julia Child during her live 1978 Thanksgiving TV special; it would have strangled her if she had not known exactly where to insert her baster. Few people who have seen this chilling footage have failed to order the videotape from PBS.
Assuming you get the giblets out safely, Step Three is to cook the turkey until it reaches a minimum internal temperature of 7,500 degrees centigrade (check by feeling the turkey's wrist). You're all done! It's time to enjoy a hearty Thanksgiving dinner, just like the one enjoyed by the Pilgrims. None of whom are alive today.
FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!!!! :
Good info to always know off hand...you never know when you might be assaulted by an army of 5 year olds, and knowing how many you can take before you need to think about running away like a little girl is important. It's a well know fact that five year olds are tricky little animals with sharp teeth and claws, so being able to take 23 of them is really not bad. Take the scene from Matrix Reloaded where Neo fights all the Agent Smith copies after talking to the Oracle and you have a pretty good idea what my fight scene would be like (just with smaller copies of Agent Smith but with sharper teeth). On a less serious note, for all you hacker types, I redid all the php and sql to use mysqli and parameterized queries. If you would still like to try an injection and drop my tables, go fo it if it makes you losers feel good.
Halloween is near! :
Who cares. I've been playing Mechwarrior Online in the closed beta. It's not bad (lets face it, how couldn't walking around inside a 100 ton mech with really big guns not be good). I'll put up some screenshots sometime when the NDA gets lifted. I'm still trying to get by and unfortunately not doing a very good job. Got a picture of one of our local garbage trucks which I thought was funny (at least some people still have a sense of humor).
TOR pics are up, they are unorganized but better than nothing. It's my kid's birthday today...Happy Birthday kid.
New Stuff :
The Old Republic :
The ToR section is almost done and I'll add some screenshots. I also added some more family pics (Grand Canyon trip and last years Lava Bed/Black Chasm/SF trip that Andy and Josh went on with me). I added a few other misc things also.
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